Disadvantages Of Team Building

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When I think of team building, I imagine the negative aspects that go along with it: a lack of organization, preparation, and balance between the teammates. This is something that happens when an organization is focused on the problem rather than looking at the possibilities ahead. Appreciative inquiry is a team approach that turns a negative team environment into a positive experience by following a 4D cycle…
Value of Teams
Every organization whether non-profit, private, or public sector has to rely on the importance of teams. Building teams breaks a barrier between the top leaders all the way down to the employees and volunteers at the bottom. An open environment is formed so every employee has the chance to share their creative ideas, feel
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This is a system where the group focuses on making decisions, planning out goals, and working on delegation skills. This is a very structured style to helping the organization meet their goals. From the very beginning, individuals are focused on the problem which may have negative effects on the group setting. Teams struggle with an overpowering group leader, cliques, unbalanced group work, lack of creativity, and conflict when in the problem solving setting (Rothwell, 2010). These are problems that may arise in any situation whether it is in college group presentations, group therapy sessions, or forming a finance team in a large company. In order to get away from these negative situations, an organization may need to switch to appreciative…show more content…
In a journal called Appreciative Inquiry- the New Frontier, the example of positivity was used in two different settings, “(1) anticipating what we expect may be a conflictual meeting with a friend, vs. (2) anticipation of sharing a favorite activity with a friend. Each of these images creates different expectations and feelings in us that are likely to result in different behaviors” (Fitzgerald, Murrell, Newman, 2001, p. 7). The first situation relates to the problem centered approach. Those heading into the group knowing that they are having to focus on fixing something negative will more likely feel avoidance and apprehension before even beginning the work. The second scenario relates to AI. Individuals who are focusing on the possibilities rather than problems have a greater since of excitement, hope, inspiration, and urgent sense of purpose. Leaders feel as if they receive greater amounts of social bonding and happiness when they ask optimistic questions to the group rather than heading straight into the problems that need to be
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